After six years of waiting, 72 Townsend finally kicked off construction last February, and now, a little less than a year later, the building has topped out. The design was led by SB Architects and combined a historic low-rise structure with 74 new housing units up above. The low-rise was first built back in 1904 and used as a grain warehouse. The conversion project makes use of materials such as stucco and metal panel with a copper and bronze finish whose palette is consistent with its surrounding South Beach neighborhood.
Once the new housing is completed, there will be a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms available, with seven on-site below-market-rate units. Parking is also one-to-one, with 74 parking stalls going into a two-story parking garage. There is no final date set for construction completion, but sales are expected to begin
next fall (UPDATE!) tomorrow.
· Work Begins on Delayed South Beach Condo Conversion [Curbed SF]